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AuskaNova
11-25-2007, 08:27 PM
I was gonna cosplay as a steam punk and I was wondering if there was anything aside from goggles, that one should have when cosplaying as a steampunk.

If you have items, if you can provide a picture, so I know what you're talking about.

~daisysakura~
11-25-2007, 09:54 PM
Wait one sec.. Somewhere there's a REALLY good pic of a steampunk.. Hopefully, I can find it again...

EDIT:

REALLY good steampunk example: http://nadyalevphoto.com/St0len.jpg

Good example if you're a girl: http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y277/Jilder/EMPIRE1.jpg

Steampunk Jewelry ==> http://www.monkeyshinesbeadery.com/category/sold/

Sarcasm-hime
11-25-2007, 10:26 PM
Steampunk is sort of high-tech Victoriana, so go for Victorian-style garments with an industrial twist (more functional rather than frilly, usually), maybe a bit worn, leather instead of fabric, etc. Lots of brass buttons rather than zippers, pocketwatches, various brass doodads. Try looking at photos of working-class people from the 1800s and then punk it up a bit. :)

The LJ community http://community.livejournal.com/steamfashion/ is a great resource for ideas.

Juego
11-26-2007, 12:13 PM
I'd check out the steampunk forums (http://www.brassgoggles.co.uk/bg-forum/index.php) over at brassgoggles - they have lots of really cool ideas for props and apparel.

Bluce Ree
11-26-2007, 12:31 PM
Here's a tutorial for a cool pair of steampunk goggles

http://www.instructables.com/id/Goggles/

Alternist
11-26-2007, 12:34 PM
Alternatively to goggles...

If you use glasses, Bausch & Lomb still make the traditional side-mounted magnification loupes. I have a set of these for one of my costumes.

http://www.bausch.com/en_US/consumer/visioncare/product/magnifiers/classic_metal.aspx

They're more attractive then goggles but equally as unusual.

Juego
11-26-2007, 12:47 PM
Alternatively to goggles...

If you use glasses, Bausch & Lomb still make the traditional side-mounted magnification loupes. I have a set of these for one of my costumes.

http://www.bausch.com/en_US/consumer/visioncare/product/magnifiers/classic_metal.aspx

They're more attractive then goggles but equally as unusual.

Oh, wow, thanks for that link. My normal wear glasses are these (http://www.focusers.com/windsors.html) (I also think the green sunglasses on this page are pretty steampunkish), and that loupe will be awesome for my eventual steampunk kit.

Also, for a specific for the OP - figure out some kind of profession for your cosplay and have an appropriate prop. Most likely you will be some sort of adventurer; I've seen lots of cool guns (http://www.brassgoggles.co.uk/bg-forum/index.php?topic=5038.0) out there.

methroach
11-26-2007, 01:36 PM
Wow, these are awesome links! *bookmarks them*

Everyone's said pretty much what I thought of. I think leather especially for clothes/details on clothes--brown leather, very weathered, with metal parts/fasteners.

Thrift stores are a good idea for old leather jackets you can rip up, scuffed boots, etc.

AuskaNova
11-26-2007, 05:41 PM
I was thinking of getting some mock leather to make a corset and maybe get some laced fabric and spray glue it over the corset in spots, or should i just leave it as a regular leather corset with buckles and shoe like lace up on the side?

Juego
11-26-2007, 06:16 PM
A lot of the steampunk aesthetic (at least, my favorite examples) really shines via contrasts - simple silhouettes, but lots of fine detail in places (rivets, gears, aging, etc.); organic vs mechanical; elegance vs grunge elements.

So, if the rest of your outfit is complex, I'd suggest making the corset in the plain leather with more subtle detailing/aging. But, if it's vice-versa, I'd suggest something fancier for the corset.

Mutech
11-26-2007, 10:50 PM
Cool. Some very nice suggestions and links.

Mutie